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Postville Herald (Newspaper) - August 11, 1938, Postville, Iowa Postville Herald forty sixth year. Schools open for fall term August 29th enrolment of High school students will Start on wednesday aug 24 Postville Public schools will open or the fall term on monday August 29, according to superintendent b. H. Graeber who is now busily engaged in enrolling new tuition pupils and outlining courses for others coming into the High school for the first time supt. Graeber has a full Page advertisement in today s Herald which sets Forth the various courses offered Here. The attention of parents and pupils is called to this advertisement As it contains much of interest to anyone desiring to further his education. Enrolment of students will be Start of wednesday August 24. Supt. Graeber will be in the building each Day from nine a. M. To three p. M. To receive tuition pupils and their parents and acquaint them with the courses show them about the building and assist them in any Way necessary to make the Start of the school year an agreeable and pleasant experience. Fully accredited by the North Central association of colleges and secondary schools the local institution is known throughout the state As being one of the outstanding schools whose graduates Are permitted to go to higher institutions without the formality of entry examinations. A the courses offered include such As will qualify students for any line of activity they plan to enter. A general course classical Normal training commercial Smith Hughes agriculture Smith Hughes homemaking and related arts Are among the courses of study offered. Outstanding instructors carefully selected for their Quali. Stations at higher salaries than most. Schools of this size pay head the various departments and insure students of getting expert group and individual instruction. The faculty is headed by supt. B. H. Graeber who this summer has gone to acquire newest school methods to apply in his work Here. He is fully qualified by education and years of experience for the supervision of our school system and will be found ready to assist parents and pupils with any problems that May arise. Miss Wilma Trumbell is the Normal training critic returning for her seventh year. She is rated tops in the state in her chosen work. Or. Adrian Gamble Heads Smith Hughes agriculture and farm shops departments for his second year. He has done splendid work Here with the boys under his guidance and our school is proud to announce he will continue in his position. Or. Ivan Blackmer made Good Here in his first year As athletic director and instructor of social sciences and he returns for further work. Or. Harold j. Gamble returns to Postville schools As instrumental music supervisor. His classes have won honors never before attained the marching band placing Superior in the National music contest. Or. Harold Carris of Keota is the mathematics and latin instructor a Job assistant coach. He is a graduate of Coe College and has taught three fears at Maynard and the past year at Knoxville. He conies highly recon  sanded. Miss Rose Lee Osburn of Chicago will be the new vocal music instructor. She is a graduate of Cornell College and is spending this sum i Mer in Europe. Miss Margaret , commercial department instructor for. The past few to a will again return Here which is Assurance that this department is in capable hands a miss Pauline Smith was so outstand a in her work As speech dramatics Tad English instructor in her first year Here that she has been re engaged to continue her work Here. Smith Hughes homemaking and rented arts will be in charge of a new instructor this year however no Succour to miss Lynum resigned having chosen As yet. Junior High school will again be under the capable supervision of or. Ralph Allen and miss Mildred pare both unexcelled in their respective lines. Miss Elma Berkland. 5th Grade miss Eleanor Cade 4th Grade miss i Telen Wade 3rd Grade and miss Inez Ault just Grade will All return for fur Laer work in the grades which is As a Arance of capable supervision in Wese departments. The new second teacher will be named from a big list of applicants this week. \ Charles h. Ohloff labelled by state to tool supervisors As one of the Best Tii tors in Iowa will continue to keep building in sanitary condition  King it As cheery and Homelike p Ace As is humanly possible. A live newspaper in a live town. Postville Iowa thursday August 11, 1938. Number 41. Mrs. Henry Schultz sr., passes at Castalia Home by Castalia correspondent funeral services were held Here sunday afternoon at two o clock from the Zion lutheran Church. Rev. We. Strzepa officiating for mrs. Henry Schultz. Or. Who passed away at her Homo Here Friday morning. August 5, 1938, following an illness of about three weeks. She was aged 62 years eight months and 29 Days. She was born near Postville november 7, 1873. And was the daughter of or. And mrs. William Warnholz at the time of her marriage to Henry Schultz. Their first Home was made in Postville they then moved on a farm near Castalia where they resided until last october when they retired from farming and moved to Castalia where she resided until she passed on. To this Union eight children were born seven of whom survive namely mrs. W. H. Schmidt of Castalia mrs. Dean Kneeskern Frankville Henry George. Joe and Roy. Of Castalia. And Elmer of St. Paul. Minn. One son preceded her in death. She was a Good wife a patient and Loving Mother and a Friend to All who knew her. She will be sadly missed from the Community where she spent Sii Many faithful years. She is survived by her husband seven children. 12 grandchildren and a Host of friends who extend deepest sympathy to the sorrowing family. Interment was made in the Postville cemetery. Finds old English Coin in his Postville Garden Henry l. Meyer found an old English Coin saturday while digging in his Garden which bears the Date of 1794 and the inscription a. M. A indicating it to be a Token used during the Rule of King George Iii for payment of customs the insignia standing for his majesty s customs.". The Coin is of Copper about the size of the present half Dollar and is in a Good state of preservation. Hank has no idea How it got into his Garden but is bound and determined to dig deeper into the Garden for a possible treasure trove. Historic Parade first Day of fair Iowa Centennial Observance in Progress this year this is Centennial year in Iowa the Booth anniversary of the establishment of Iowa As a territory and Many communities Are holding celebrations to commemorate this event. Here is Postville the big four fair association will sponsor a Parade of Progress on the afternoon of the opening Day of their fair. Friday. September 1g. Victor h. Williams is chairman of arrangements for this event and earnestly seeks the help of every citizen in the Community to make the Parade a Success. Or. Williams announces that he development of transportation and farm machinery will be depicted in the Parade and asks anyone having ancient vehicles or farm machinery or tools o notify him and list these items in order hat they might be properly displayed. Store windows will be employed to exhibit old costumes wearing apparel furniture tableware linens photographs of old settlers groups buildings Street scenes and the like. Relics of settlers of All nationalities such As germans Irish norwegians czechs or even of colonial Days. These articles will be carefully handled properly labelled and returned to their owners after the exhibition. Or. Williams will have committee members assist him with this work the personnel of which will be announced in due time but in the meantime residents of the Community Are urged to seek out All items that will be appropriate for this occasion notify or. Williams that they Are available or await the time when proper committees Are designated to receive them. Further information will be published concerning this pageant As it is forthcoming. Meeting of 4-h livestock club to be at Voelkert s arrangements have been made for the 4-h livestock organization of the county to hold a meeting at the de. Voclker Home in Post township on Friday evening August 12. The 4-h committee has planned a full evening s program consisting of livestock judging 4-h demonstrations moving pictures and refreshments. The meeting will Start promptly at 8 30 o clock p. M. All 4-h livestock club members their parents and friends Are invited to be present. Dog Days aaa picnic at Backbone state Park next monday according to information received by the county aaa committee a picnic far Eastern Iowa will be held at the Backbone state Park near Strawberry Point in Delaware county on next monday. August fifteenth. According to announcements the committee in charge has arranged a very full and interesting Day s program consisting of tour of the Park band music various other forms of entertainment talks and Basket dinner for the noon hour. Principle speakers for the occasion will include Hon. Fred Biermann and Fred Gilchrist. Iowa members of the agricultural committee in Congress As Well As or. Claude r. Wickard director of the North Central Region of the agricultural adjustment administration. All Farmers and business men of Eastern Iowa and their families Are especially invited to be present for this event As the guests of the Eastern Iowa agricultural conservation committees. Members friends invited to Community Church social members of the Community presbyterian Church and All other people interested in the Church and its activities will gather for a Fellowship social Friday evening. The affair will be held Between 7 30 and 9 30 p. M. On the Lawn of the manse. The program As planned will include music by a 15-piece orchestra under the Baton of director Harold Gamble. There will also be vocal music by several individuals and groups. Refreshments Are to be provided by those who attend. Home made ice Cream is being furnished and those who have not been solicited for ice Cream Are asked to bring an Apple pie or for a Large family two pies. Paper plates and spoons will be supplied. In Case of rain the event will take place in the Church dining room. Next free band concert wednesday August 17 next wednesday evening August 17, marches and Novelty numbers will be featured on the program to be presented by the Postville school band. Director Harold Gamble believes this program will be a particularly pleasing one and the Public is cordially invited to come out and enjoy this Fine program at the City Park starting promptly at eight o clock. Following is the Complete program notre Dame Victory Shea new colonial . B. Hall Romance Margaret Benson East of sex intermezzo Orientale. Trebor circus Parade wanderer s Call meet the band Lapaloma mexican Al Capitan National Emblem markets 31 Spring figs averaging 187 pounds Harvey w. Marting brought a splendid lot of Spring pigs to the Farmers store last thursday 31 head which weighed an average of 187 pounds each a the Price paid or. Marting was $9.20 per Coso he received a Check for ?543,33for the lot or $17.50 apiece. Start poultry shipments gives employment to eleven the Groth produce co. Monday started dressing a Bitch of Poutry for the Eastern markets providing employment for eleven Nien and women for a time. W. P. A. Gives approval for local sewer project work will stat about september 12 on the proposed storm sewer Extension according to mayor c. C. Sander approval having been Given by the government whereby a w. P. A. Grant will be forthcoming to nay for the labor costs on the project. This office has a letter from congressman Fred Biermann setting Forth the following concerning the proposed work Postville improve storm sewer system from Reynolds Street to Alley in Block 2, thence on Alley in Block 21 to Williams Street in the town of Postville Alla Makee county. Work includes laying storm sewers constructing manholes excavating Back filling and performing incidental and appurtenant work. In addition to projects specifically approved. No taxes or assessments will be levied to cover the amount of Federal funds expended on this project. Town owned property. Sponsor town of de Mcneil s Oats go 56 bushels to the acre de. Mcneil member of the prosperous podge threshing co., who seeded his 24\acres of Oats this Spring before the snowstorms in april threshed last week and was pleasantly surprised to note that he had received 1,330 bushels for an average yield of about 56 bushels per acre. Twenty acres of Barley on the Mcneil farm produced 600 bushels of Grain. Vern Trudo living Southeast of gun Der was another Farmer who seeded his Grain before that april snowstorm and in threshing last week gleaned 45 bushels of Barley to the acre. Harvey w. Marting living on the old Ziegler place Southwest of Luana threshed last week 30 acres of Oats running 19 bushels per acre. Fred h. J. Thoma route two Postville. Threshed last thursday getting 1050 bushels of Oats from 38 acres or close to 30 bushels per acre. County legion meeting held Here on thursday the Alla Makee county american legion held a meeting in the basement of Turner Hall Postville last thursday evening with Arthur f. Brandt Post american legion of this City As Host. About thirty members of the legion from the Lansing Waukon and Postville posts were present. Addresses were Given by fourth District commander Harold Gaunitz of Lansing attorney Frank Teeling and Rev. Crouch both of Waukon. Following Are the newly elected officers county commander Victor Williams of Postville. County adjutant Lloyd Walter of Postville. County chaplain Rev. Crouch of Waukon. After the business session refreshments were served and a social time enjoyed. Alla Makee Given $99,000 Grant for Cour House Alla Makee county a been awarded a Grant of $99,000 by Fie Public works administration to be used in the erection of a new court House according to word received by county auditor John h. Palmer the $99,0o0rpwa Grant is 45% of an estimated Cost of $220,000 for the proposed new building. The Alla Makee Board of supervisors met monday and decided to hold a Bond election some time in september. They Are meeting again today with an architect to discuss plans for the new Structure. Junior Macdowell club in a joint piano recital the Junior Macdowell clubs of Postville and Clermont held their joint recital at the Home of mrs. Nora e. Jorgenson counsellor of the clubs in Clermont yesterday afternoon at 2 30 o clock a number of Postville people parents of the children on the program attending. Members who appeared in the piano recital included Levon Swenson Dorothy and Marjorie Kerr Lorna Dawn and Cressa Beryl Luhman Margaret Humphrey Edgar Nelson Charles Hoth Hall Roberts William Palmer Elsie Marie Jerdee Virginia Marston Darlen Ruckdaschel Betty Jean Kneeskern Virginia Letchford Shirley Olson Joyce and Arlene Amundson Ruth Thoma Elizabeth Ann and Jean Dougless Marian Casten Opal Larson Frances Ann Williams. Annual Telephone picnic at Monona August 21st the annual picnic of the associated farm Telephone companies of this Vicinity will be held at the Monona City Park on sunday August 21. Round table talks on interesting subjects will begin at 10 30 a. M. A speaker from the Iowa state Commerce commission will address the gathering on Telephone matters and a Short program of numbers by the different companies will be presented after dinner. All Telephone stockholders renters and others Are invited. The dinner will be by family or groups of families As preferred. Bring your picnic Basket and enjoy the Day. Deering is paid $4,370.62 for Bunch of Spring pigs Irving Deering who usually is one of the first of our Farmers to Market Spring pigs brought to the Farmers store last week 235 head of five months old shoats and one Packer sow and went Home with a Check for $4,370.62. Or. Deering has another lot of later Spring pigs coming on which will be ready for Market in the fall. Frank Ervin passes away funeral rites held sunday for lifelong resident Frank Ervin who had spent his entire lifetime of 77 years in this Community passed away at his Home in this City last thursday and funeral services were held last sunday afternoon at 3 15 o clock from the Home conducted by the Rev. J. Ian Fraser pastor of the Community presbyterian Church. Interment was made in Postville cemetery. Or. Ervin was born on the old Ellis farm North of Postville april 12, 1861. He was married to Blanche Stiles at Prairie Duchien wis., on november 26, 1889. Who with their one daughter mrs. Miller Lee of St. Paul Minn., survive him. He also has two Sisters mrs. Lora Hoover of Seattle wash., and mrs. Mary Muchow of Postville and one brother George b. Ervin. Or. Ervin was engaged for 27 years As a Wagon maker in Postville. Those attending sunday s rites from a distance included or. And mrs. Miller Lee or. And mrs. A. E. Lindberg or. And mrs. H. O. Nelson St. Paul Minn. Or. And mrs. Burl Stiles and son Donald Waterloo mrs. Marian Burns and mrs. Silas Stendel Castalia or. And mrs. Chas. Miller Decorah. Pea Grant for paving is to be an outright gift the question has been raised concerning the 45%. Grant coming from the Federal government for the local paving Job As to whether this sum amounting to $46,455, will need to be repaid by the town or its taxpayers. This Grant is an outright gift from Federal funds appropriated by the last Congress to promote Public works construction throughout the land. The total amount set aside for these projects amounted to Over three billion dollars. No direct property taxes Are levied to raise this Money. Federal funds Are derived from indirect Federal taxes known As internal Revenue levies. Whether Postville accepts or uses the amount set aside now for the local paving project this Money will be expended for the purpose it is intended either Here for our Benefit or else in some other Community Alert to apply it on necessary improvements. And Postville people along with other citizens of the United states will contribute their share toward the. Three billion or More dollars whether they get a part of it or not. Merchants give $500 in Cash to fair visitors forty three awards to be made on plans similar to 1937 program business and professional men and women of Postville Are again co operating with the big four fair association this year to make this annual Community Enterprise bigger and. Better than a committee with George Kohl Manti As chairman appointed by Joseph b. Steele president of the Postville commercial club during the past week have arranged for distribution of 43 Cash awards totalling $500.00 at the fair on two nights $200.00 on saturday september 17, and $300.00 on monday september 19, the general plan being similar to the one carried out Here last year. Participating business houses and professional people Are issuing coupons on the basis of sales tax payments or its equivalent with All Cash sales or Cash received on account one ticket being Given with each Penny of sales tax or equivalent paid out by patrons. The customer is requested to place his or her name on the Back of these tickets Deposit them in the Container at the fair grounds to become eligible in the Cash awards. Numbers will be drawn out of the barrel on the above night s and the winners will be presented with one Dollar certificates in the amount of their prize. Winners must be at the drawings to be eligible. These certificates will be issued in $1.00 form and will be honoured the same As Cash at the business places of any participating merchant or professional Man but not elsewhere. The certificates must be redeemed on or before september 30, 1938. 19 prizes saturday night on the evening of saturday september 17, Nineteen Cash prizes will be awarded totalling $200.00, As follows one for $50 two for $20 six for $10, and ten for $5.00 each. On monday evening september 19, a total of Twenty four prizes totalling $300.00 will be distributed to winners As follows one for $75 one for $35 one for $25 one for $15 ten for $10, and ten for $5.00. The participating business places will begin giving out these Coupon tickets during the coming Yeek. Placards of instructions Are posted in each place co operating in this gift distribution and until All become accustomed to passing these out customers Are invited to ask for the number they Are entitled to get for their Purchase or payment on account. These forty three Cash awards should Appeal to the Public As very much worthwhile Moreno than the old practice of just one capital prize going to one person attending the fair. Postville merchants and professional men and women Welcome you to share in this prize distribution and to join with them to make the forthcoming big four fair outdo All its predecessors. Postville Star mail route now on new schedule the Postville Star mail route operated by Leslie Birdsell went on to its regular fall and Winter schedule monday August 1. During the summer months this route operates Between Postville and Fayette but from now on during the fall and Winter months will run Only As far As West Union. This change also effects the operating schedule and from now until further notice this Star route will leave Postville twice daily As follows the outgoing mail from Postville to West Union and intermediate Points will now leave Postville As follows the first mail will now leave Here at 6 30 a. M. And will arrive Here on the return trip at 11 00 a. M. The second trip will leave Postville at 4 15 p. M. And will return Here at 6 30 p. M. Gladys Lynum resigns As homemaking supervisor miss Gladys Lynum who for several years past has been Smith Hughes homemaking and related arts supervisor Here in the local High school has been chosen to a civil service position in southwestern Iowa. Her work is to be in three counties and she will make her Headquarters in Atlantic. The school Board Here has accepted her resignation effective at once and miss Lynum has already entered upon her new work to which she was Cho sen Over a Large list of applicants

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